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The Murder Room (2004)
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the money could be used for a much better purpose. One of the museum's key attractions is the Murder Room, displaying information on a series of notorious murders from between the two World Wars. When Neville dies in a way reminiscent of one of the murders on display in the Murder Room, Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to investigate. There are any number of suspects: his siblings, several museum employees who will lose their job, his secretary with whom he once had an affair and his daughter who felt he was an absentee father. A second murder reveals some of the activities of the upper classes and the solution lies in a long-ago wrong that someone is seeking to right.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, realistic
Plot: museum, investigation, mystery, mind game, uncover truth, crimes, murder, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, protagonist as suspect, writer's life, battles, crime, legal investigation, private detective, manipulations, manipulation, amateur detective, police investigation, murder mystery
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, who done it and crime mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Murder Room: The Last Detective (2003), Death in Holy Orders (2003), Inspector George Gently (2007), Rebus (2000), Secrets and Lies (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, danger, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, religions or cults, law enforcement, deadly, clergy, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, chief of police, law enforcement, deadly, partners against crime, murder, police chief, partners, murder investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 2K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, crimes, crime, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, mystery, disorder, danger, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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59%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crime, murder, crimes, workplace, social differences ...
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Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, female partner, murder, coma, policewoman, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rivalry, murder, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 10K
Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, island, crimes, mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, archaeologist, multiple suspects, who done it, adaptation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, monastery, danger, crimes, village, riddles and clues, who done it, crime, deadly, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, police detective, fighting crime, crimes, crime, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 8K
Father Brown (2013)
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Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 9K
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 198
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police detective, crimes, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, amateur detective, investigation, murder, partners, murder mystery, partners against crime, haunted by the past, who done it, police detective, village, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 11K
Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever
Plot: cold case, murder, police investigation, who done it, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, murder mystery, father daughter relationship, missing person, deadly ...
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Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, who done it, murder, suspicion, police detective, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Murder is something to sing about when Mystery Woman Samantha Kinsey-an expert in pulp fiction, and increasingly proficient when it comes to real-life crime-untangles a record-breaking murder. Mystery Woman bookshop owner, Samantha Kinsey, has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, mind bending
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, amateur detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, dishonesty, who done it, deadly, music band, private detective, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 153 min.
Story: An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.
Style: clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, miss marple, murder, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, crimes, hidden identity, mystery, attempted murder, cook ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, crime, mystery, police investigation, deadly, riddles and clues, who done it, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, policewoman, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal, mystery, amateur detective, crime, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 3K
Zen (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Zen is a British television mini series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, murder, corruption, suspicion, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%